Tyres!

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My fave tyre, the FK452 are out of stock at camskill, so the next best are Avon zz3s. Has anyone had experience of them?

I'd really like a long wearing tyre ideally. I don't chuck the car around as much these days. Any recommendations?
 
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Use this as an opportunity to fit some proper tyres and get some Sportcontact 5 or eagle f1 a2.
 
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Camskill are cheapest for me by a slight margin, however they only do delivery. If your local fitter won't touch sourced tyres then you'll have to try places like Blackcircles or Mytyres
 
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Not made of money you know :D

Then dont run 18's :p

Wheres the cheapest place?

That is an absolutely horrendous size, the tyre prices are ridiculous. They don't even seem to offer F1 A2 in that size and even F1 A is £260 fitted at tyre-shopper?! I paid £198 fitted each for my F1 AS2's and its almost the same size at 265/35/18.

You must have some sort of crazy-rare optional wheel as most E60's are not staggered - even the M Sport models are 245/40/18 all round. Only a small amount of the optional wheel choices had that bizarre rear tyre size.
 
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Tell me about it. I've been looking all afternoon and they do seem a good bet (SC5) How long would they last if I'm only getting 12k out of my 452s?
 
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CONTINENTAL 275/35R18 CONTI SPT 3 95Y MO £187.25 each, guessing that is mercedes fitment but technically same size and higher speed rating?
 
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I wouldn't go near Avon ZZ3s if you want a hardwearing tyre, they wear very quickly indeed, they have a lot of grip but they are very soft.
 
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CONTINENTAL 275/35R18 CONTI SPT 3 95Y MO £187.25 each, guessing that is mercedes fitment but technically same size and higher speed rating?

Wow thats cheap - get those.

I had M0 CS3's on my 5 Series, the M0 fitment isnt an issue.
 
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[TW]Fox;21699399 said:
M0 is Mercedes fitment. It's fine.

I should have googled before asking :o

I cant find them for that price and thats around the money I would spend.

meh, I remember when premium tyres were £21 and the budgets were £12 for my golf :( god I feel old.
 
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